Developed by Telenet Japan, this is an action RPG series known as XZR in Japan and Exile in North America. The first game in the trilogy, XZR, never saw a release outside of Japan. The sequel Exile (XZR II in Japan) had three different versions: the PC-88 version was released only in Japan, the PC Engine / TurboGrafx CD version was released in English by Working Designs, and the Genesis / Mega Drive version was released in English by Renovation Products. Working Designs were also in charge of the English localization of the third game, Exile: Wicked Phenomenon.
The Exile trilogy centers around Sadler, a Syrian Assassin and anti-hero. The series is controversial and notorious for featuring various references to religious historical figures, modern political leaders, iconography, drugs, and time-traveling assassins. The plot in these games have some similarities to the later, popular Assassin's Creed franchise.